engine - 4:54 pm on Mar 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Microsoft: Bot Infected PCs Should Be Quarantined [news.cnet.com]
Scott Charney, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Trustworthy Computing, suggested that the security industry should follow the health care model of quarantining infected PCs to prevent them from being used to send spam and conduct denial-of-service attacks.
Scott Charney: When people get diseases and they run the risk of contaminating other people the medical community has devised mechanisms to help ensure the public's health. It's a combination of inspection, quarantine, and treatment.
In the enterprise in computers we do it today, we have Network Access Protection...The theory is if a machine is known to be infected do you want it to connect to the network and infect everyone else?